Kilmer17 Posted August 3, 2007 Share Posted August 3, 2007 http://zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1343 These numbers are stunning. I dont know what to make of them, but I do think it's beyond the ability for Dems to ignore or dismiss as partisan or simply antiwar voting. "Just 24% give the president favorable ratings of his performance in handling the war in Iraq, but confidence in Congress is significantly worse – only 3% give Congress positive marks for how it has handled the war. This lack of confidence in Congress cuts across all ideologies. Democrats – some of whom had hoped the now Democrat-led Congress would bring an end to the war in Iraq – expressed overwhelming displeasure with how Congress has handled the war, with 94% giving Congress a negative rating in its handling specifically of that issue." "More than half (55%) believe if the U.S. withdraws from Iraq that it will be considered a defeat, while 41% disagree. Half of Americans (51%) believe the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq incites anti-U.S. sentiment and creates a greater likelihood of a terrorist attack within the United States. But 44% believe the U.S. troops in Iraq are fighting terrorists within Iraq so that the U.S. does not have to fight terrorists here at home. Overall, slightly more than half (55%) said they oppose the war while 44% say they support it. While the vast majority of Democrats are in opposition to the war (93%), slightly more than half of independents (55%) and just 14% of Republicans take the same stance. Self-described conservatives (87%) and very conservatives (93%) show strong support for the war, but support among moderates (25%) is significantly less." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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